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Feedback wanted for Tiki Crawl 2009
Mai Tai
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Joined: Mar 21, 2004
Posts: 1431
From: Exotic Isle of Alameda
Posted: 2009-02-05 12:56 am   Permalink

We are starting to rough out this year's Tiki Crawl 9, and would like everyone's feedback on previous years' crawls, as well as any feedback for this year and future crawls. There are actually a lot of areas that lend themselves to this topic. Take for example, lodging: we can continue to use the Phoenix Hotel for an anchor hotel, or use another place in San Francisco, or move the lodging location to the East Bay, or do away with an anchor hotel entirely. Another topic for discussion are the actual bars and restaurants themselves: are there any places that you would like to see on The Crawl, or places you'd rather not see, as well as the amount of time spent at each place, etc. Then there's bus vs. no bus, South Bay Day vs. no South Bay Day, what weekend to have The Crawl - to name a few.

We have a rough idea of what we want to do for this year, but before we get the ball rolling on everything, we'd like to get some feedback from everyone. I'm particularly interested, since I was only able to attend 2008's East Bay Saturday (due to circumstances out of my control). Input from veteran crawlers would be especially appreciated, but we'd like to hear from new crawlers as well. Let the discussions begin!
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bananabobs
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Joined: Feb 16, 2003
Posts: 824
Posted: 2009-02-05 06:55 am   Permalink

It's too far from Los Angeles.

 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7420
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2009-02-05 08:45 am   Permalink

One night at each bar.

It's too fast!


 
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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8728
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2009-02-05 09:38 am   Permalink

Teleport system or Bullet train to get to Nor. Cal.


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suzanne
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Joined: Mar 31, 2005
Posts: 660
From: A Jet to Paradise
Posted: 2009-02-05 10:25 am   Permalink

Yes, Mai Tai, obviously a crawl is impossible without you PERSONALLY implementing a high speed rail system from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

In all seriousness, the one thing I love about the SF crawl and I would like to see continue is - a BUS (yes, I know that's the biggest hassle but it is what is the most fun about the crawl for me). Bus rocks. In SF too. Cabs get spendy and I had to take it easy Friday because I was driving.

I think visiting Tiki Bob is a fun addition and should be left in (we missed it this past year with no SF bus).

Trad'r Sams, Tonga Room, Emeryville TVs, Conga Lounge, and FI are obvious yesses. I **LOVE** PA TVs but found that the south bay day was a little slim for my taste otherwise... maybe see the tikis in the park again we did a few years back on the Peninsula? In SF, maybe add an optional side stop at Le Colonial (original SF TV's site, for historical purposes?) Not tiki, but cool decor and decent cocktails.

Raffle?

Bus Drinks?

Bands?

Let me know the dates and I'll be there. With Conchy Jr.

Suzanne

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Tiki Kaimuki
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Joined: Sep 25, 2006
Posts: 821
From: OAKLAND, baby
Posted: 2009-02-05 10:38 am   Permalink

We had a blast at the 2008 crawl in the East Bay. The bus is always a good idea. I will suggest that maybe the establishments have a couple of drinks that are ready to go and quick for the crawlers. I get a little unbalanced when I walk into a place and can't get some booze quickly(some of you may have witnessed this on past occasions).
I unfortunately didn't even get to have a drink at Conga Lounge because of the the long lines. We had to walk across the street to have a beer(still fun though).
Looking forward to the 2009 crawl!
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The Granite Tiki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2005
Posts: 806
From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2009-02-05 11:30 am   Permalink

Bring back the HanfordCam!

 
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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2009-02-05 11:35 am   Permalink

I'd like the San Francisco night to start at the De Young Museum. I always seem to be hearing about these cocktail receptions that they host. It would be a good first stop since not many people would be too sloshed that early in the evening and would hopefully be on their best museum behavior.

Just a thought.
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metikiman1705
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Joined: Apr 02, 2008
Posts: 42
From: Roseville,Ca
Posted: 2009-02-05 1:36 pm   Permalink

South Bay night was OK at best. Not to diss on any one place but I think the S.F and E.bay were beter. Maybe a couple of passes to F.I would be in order. No matter what you plan though The lovely miss Amelia and I will be there.
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5792
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2009-02-05 3:18 pm   Permalink

I can't think of anything to improve it.
I always have a blast with great people as well.

Oh, I think next year "certain people" might require a GPS collar around their neck.


 
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suzanne
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Joined: Mar 31, 2005
Posts: 660
From: A Jet to Paradise
Posted: 2009-02-05 10:27 pm   Permalink

We have iPhones and can find you now, Unga.

Suzanne


 
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Bora Boris
Mr. Unreasonable

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2537
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2009-02-05 10:34 pm   Permalink

Hmm, I would say "So Long Trad'r Sams!" Grouchy Grouchy!

Can the Kona Club stop be about a half hour instead of two hours? I know they want their menu's back but can I get my two hours back? Jeez! Hall and Oates anyone?

I agree with Tiki-Kate a stop at the De Young Museum would be nice.

Bring back Hawaii West.

What's The Aloha Room on Fruitvale? Mai Tai why don't you put on your Fez and a Disneyland shirt and hop over there and scout it for us? I suggest a Friday at 1:27 AM.

More time at Forbidden Island for the out of towners that go back to work on Monday and can't hang around for wind down Sunday.

How about a stop at Steve Miller's house? I think his song Jungle Love should be the official theme song for Tiki Crawl 9, especially since it's stuck in my head at the moment.



Someone please tell Boz Scaggs to put a shirt on. Thank you.
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Chief Bartender
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Joined: Jun 04, 2006
Posts: 128
From: Sacramento, CA
Posted: 2009-02-06 07:20 am   Permalink

Bus is a must. It's one of the plusses to the crawl.

I'd like to see some of the places better prepared for us. The Tonga Room last time was just plain rude and not a good start to the evening. They acted like they didn't want us there. And the Kona Club was happy to see us but plain unprepared.

I liked the commemorative mug.

And before the next crawl, keep the wife away from staircases. I missed having her on the crawl.

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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11004
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-02-06 08:01 am   Permalink

I would suggest a memorial stop at the Grand Piano Coffee House on Haight street, since that is where I started my American existence as a dish washer ...but it doesn't exist anymore, boohoo!



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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7420
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2009-02-06 09:21 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-02-06 08:01, bigbrotiki wrote:
I would suggest a memorial stop at the Grand Piano Coffee House on Haight street, since that is where I started my American existence as a dish washer ...but it doesn't exist anymore, boohoo!



The classic career!: From dish washer to Tiki millionaire!



For now on I'm calling you "Tony" !!


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